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Kauai police chief suspended without pay for mocking Asians

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The police commission on the Hawaii island of Kauai has suspended the police chief without pay for five days for making discriminatory comments after an investigation found he moc...

NYPD: Man menaced, made anti-Asian remark to undercover cop

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man is facing hate crime charges after police said he made threats and anti-Asian American remarks — to an undercover officer assigned to a hate crimes task force. ...

'United States of Al' puts war buddies on sitcom footing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The makers of “United States of Al” are keenly aware they're treading on sensitive ground with the new CBS series about two survivors of war. Riley is a combat vet...

A look at President Biden's first 11 judicial nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced his first slate of judicial nominees. The list released by the White House early Tuesday includes Black, Muslim and Asian American Pacific Islander ...

Biden announces diverse first slate of judicial nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate a “trailblazing slate” of judicial nominees, a field that includes Black, Muslim American and Asian American Pacific I...

Sexual orientation axed from South Carolina hate crime bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A hate crimes bill in South Carolina no longer protects gay or transgender people after a Republican leader said including them would likely lead members of his party to withdraw...

One in five Chinese Australians report attacks or threats amid pandemic, rising tensions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - One in five Chinese Australians say they have been physically threatened or attacked in the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and tensions in Australia’s relationship...

Proposal would create a new state-recognized tribe in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would grant state recognition for a second band of Maliseet Indians is running into opposition from leaders of other tribes, who say a lack of a formal standard for t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2021. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 19...

Confucius' 76th generation descendant to star in Taiwanese comedy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Kung Ling-yuan (孔令元), a 76th-generation descendant of Confucius, has taken the lead role in the new comedy film "Daydreaming Deliveryman" (白日夢外...

Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold ...

'I love life': Oldest living Olympic champion turns 100

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — For Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, the fondest memory of her remarkable 100 years is simply that she has lived through it all. The Holocau...

Mexican singer, composer Armando Manzanero dies at 85

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican ballad singer and composer Armando Manzanero died at the age of 85, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday. Manzanero was hospitalized i...

Ancient DNA reveals Guam ancestors migrated from Taiwan, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international team of archaeologists has traced the origins of Guam's first inhabitants to Taiwan and the Philippines based on DNA samples collected on the U.S. ter...

Mormons add call to eradicate prejudice, racism to handbook

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new language to the faith's handbook Friday imploring members to root out prejudice and racism, adding significance and perm...